The popularity of multihull yachts seems to have been growing in recent years, and this striking new launch at McConaghy Boats may boost this even further.
, a 140-foot (42.5-meter) trimaran hit the water in Zhuhai, China, in March. It took more than five years from concept to launch to fulfill the dream of the Hong Kong-based owner, whose desire for a stylish, fuel-efficient superyacht inspired naval architects John Shuttleworth Yacht Designs. The designers expanded on stripped-down racing trimarans
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, and through extensive tank testing sought to achieve the perfect balance of stability, comfort and performance without neglecting the luxury aspects of yachting. Jepsen Design penned the spacious interior that the 52-foot 5-inch (16-meter) beam offers. A salon, lounge and dining area surrounded by panoramic windows are available for daytime activities, while the full-beam master stateroom aft and seven guest cabins offer comfortable overnight accommodations. The yacht also has room for six crew. A single 1,150-hp CAT C18 engine yields a maximum speed of 22.5 knots. The range is an impressive 4,000 nautical miles at 17 knots.